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Man charged with murder of 31-year-old stabbed to death in Altrincham over weekend

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has confirmed that 21-year-old Liam O'Prey has been charged with the murder of Rico Burton.

The Manc The Manc - 23rd August 2022

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has confirmed that a man with the murder of Rico Burton in Altrincham over the weekend.

The man charged is 21-year-old Liam O’Prey, GMP has announced.

O’Prey has been remanded in custody and will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (24 August) after being arrested following the death of 31-year-old Rico Burton – who has been confirmed as the cousin of boxer Tyson Fury.

Burton was stabbed to death outside a bar in Altrincham town centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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GMP confirmed that at around 3am on Sunday 21 August, emergency services received multiple calls about a disturbance at Goose Green in Altrincham, and on arrival, officers found two males – a 17-year-old and a 31-year-old – with stab wounds.

Both were taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary, but Burton “tragically” passed away.

Following the alleged incident and since O’Prey has been charged, Rico’s family continue to be supported by specialist officers and have been kept updated with progress made by detectives in GMP’s Major Incident Team.

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O’Prey will also stand accused of the section 18 assault of a 17-year-old boy who was critically injured at the scene following the alleged incident.

Read more: Tyson Fury makes emotional plea after his cousin is stabbed to death in ‘senseless’ Altrincham attack

The family of the teenage victim have thanked all those who helped to provide first aid that night to allow him to continue his recovery in hospital – where he remains stable with some significant life-changing injuries.

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A 20-year-old man who was also arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail pending our ongoing enquiries.

Goose Green in Altrincham / Credit: Google Maps

Anyone with information, CCTV, photos, or videos regarding this incident should contact Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 7386 or 101 quoting incident 475 of 21/08/2022, and members of the public can upload photos, videos, and information via the Major incident public portal here.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Featured Image – Rico Burton (via Facebook)